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Gallery: Cross-site scripting vulnerability


1.  Gentoo Linux Security Advisory

Version Information

Advisory Reference GLSA 200501-45 / gallery
Release Date January 30, 2005
Latest Revision May 22, 2006: 04
Impact low
Exploitable remote
Package Vulnerable versions Unaffected versions Architecture(s)
www-apps/gallery < 1.4.4_p6 >= 1.4.4_p6 All supported architectures

Related bugreports: #78522


Gallery is vulnerable to cross-site scripting attacks.

2.  Impact Information


Gallery is a web application written in PHP which is used to organize and publish photo albums. It allows multiple users to build and maintain their own albums. It also supports the mirroring of images on other servers.


Rafel Ivgi has discovered a cross-site scripting vulnerability where the 'username' parameter is not properly sanitized in 'login.php'.


By sending a carefully crafted URL, an attacker can inject and execute script code in the victim's browser window, and potentially compromise the user's gallery.

3.  Resolution Information


There is no known workaround at this time.


All Gallery users should upgrade to the latest version:

Code Listing 3.1: Resolution

# emerge --sync
# emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose ">=www-apps/gallery-1.4.4_p6"

Note: Users with the vhosts USE flag set should manually use webapp-config to finalize the update.

4.  References


Page updated January 30, 2005

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